Our second stop was closer to home, at the Austin Event Center for the Calaveras MC Annual Coats for Kids benefit. By the time we arrived, everything was well underway. Seems we missed the first music artist who played acoustic guitar and harmonica. We heard he was pretty good. Fortunately, when we arrived, another group who were sort of Rock Rappers were firing up. Ver high energy and quite entertaining. The lead singer had long dreadlocks, and he was shaking them around pretty good while performing both on and off stage. I think you will get the idea when you see the photos. This event was also well attended, seems like I just saw these people down in New Braunfels an hour ago. Fortunately this event was indoors and the temperature was very comfortable, so everyone had an opportunity to cool down after the hot ride. Calaveras was serving chicken fajita plates, again with all the fixings’. Since we just ate, we bought two place to take home for dinner. We heard there was a bikini bike wash, but not being on our bikes, we didn’t partake. Enjoy the pictures;
We attended two benefits today, and the first for Betty Boop of Talons MC. She is fighting cancer, and the medical bills are piling up. The benefit was held at River City Range Bar in New Braunfels, which is a fur piece from Wells Branch, but we made good time “not on the bikes”. There were several activities as you can see from the pics, but since we needed to head up to our second event, we just stayed for lunch. They served up Chick and sausage plates with the fixins’, and as usual at these events it was great. We met several CMA members while we were there from Canyon Lake chapter. We all had lunch together and they seem like great folks. There were quite a few clubs in attendance despite the heat. Personally I was glad to be in the car. Well, after lunch, and socializing, we headed off to our second activity, back in Austin for the annual Calaveras Coats for Kids benefit.
I ran across the slideshow I created from; “UCOA The Biker Experience” photos last night, and I just finished uploading the slideshow to YouTube. The slideshow runs about 15 minutes, and it is silent, so it is just something you could display on your desktop when you aren’t actually using the computer. I you are interested in viewing it, you can go to the following link; http://youtu.be/VHUsgu7dhlE
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the photo book, click on this link; https://photobubba.com/get-ucoa-the-biker-experience/
As most everyone has heard by now, Robert and Carla Cay are selling LoneStar BMW and retiring out west. West Texas that is. Anyway, Carla Cay posted on Facebook that today she was going to bring in some of her world famous (Central Texas famous at least) Chocolate Almond Cake for the last time. Debbie and I haven’t been to LoneStar in a while, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to visit, and get some cake. Yummy it was indeed!!
We had the UCOA meeting for August tonight, and it looks like the event list is building now that August is almost over, so be sure to watch the UCOA events page at http://ucotexas.org for information on all that is happening. As you probably already know, Debbie wrote the Chaplains Moment for this evening, and we were planning for me to present it to the group, but she decided at the last minute that she should get over her “trepidation”, and give it herself. So, when it came that time, I called her up and she spoke to the group while I stood there and smiled. She did great. After she finished, I had to wait a while for all the applause to subside so I could give the closing prayer. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of her speaking, cause she would probably of hit me if I tried 🙂 Another great meeting.